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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why is Jubril uncomfortable around the women on the bus?
(a) They wear too much perfume.
(b) They wear too much makeup.
(c) They are in Western clothes.
(d) They flirt with him.
2. What does Jubril fear will reveal that he is a Muslim?
(a) His books.
(b) His clothing.
(c) His food.
(d) His missing hand.
3. Which of the following do Selam and the narrator NOT do when they see each other from their apartments?
(a) Talk on the phone.
(b) Smile big.
(c) Open their mouths wide.
(d) Mime hugging each other.
4. How old is the narrator?
5. What does a nosy woman on the bus ask Jubril?
(a) Why his hair is so long.
(b) Why he is not in school.
(c) Why he is traveling alone.
(d) Why he isn't watching TV.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who saves Jubril after he has passed out in a field?
2. What is the setting of the story?
3. One day, the narrator smells ________________ in the apartment.
4. The narrator's parents no longer want her to play with whom?
5. Why does the village chief get so angry at Jubril?
Short Essay Questions
1. What elements of Western life are uncomfortable for Jubril while on the bus?
2. Who are the narrator and Selam and what is their relationship?
3. What does the narrator do during the days after being restricted from playing with Selam?
4. What does the Chief signify in the story?
5. How does Jubril disguise his being a Muslim while on the bus?
6. How had Jubril lost his right hand and why is it important for him to hide that fact while on the bus?
7. Why are the narrator and Selam no longer allowed to play together?
8. What is the core source of all the violence that takes place in the story?
9. What is the unifying thread of the conflicts in the story?
10. How do the policemen who take the sick man off the bus represent the corruption that exists in the country?
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